July 16, 2015Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the Senate passage of the Every Child Achieves Act
"We applaud the progress made in the Senate today toward replacing the flawed No Child Left Behind Act. We need a new law that gives every child an opportunity to succeed. This bill would give states more flexibility from one-size-fits-all federal mandates and reduce the burden of testing on classroom time, while still ensuring that parents and educators know how students are doing every year.
July 9, 2015
Building on the significant progress seen in America’s schools over the last six years, the U.S.
July 9, 2015U.S. Education Department Reaches Agreement with Chicago Public Schools to Increase Athletic Opportunities for Girls to Comply with Title IX
The U.S. Department of Education today announced that its Office for Civil Rights has reached an agreement with the Chicago Public Schools to ensure that Illinois’ largest school district complies with Title IX, the federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education.
July 8, 2015Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on U.S. House of Representatives Passing Partisan Bill to Reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
"America's students deserve a strong education bill that builds on the tremendous progress of the last decade and supports opportunity for every child. Instead, House Republicans have chosen to take a bad bill and make it even worse. Instead of supporting the schools and educators that need it most, this bill shifts resources away from them.
July 7, 2015U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on new Washington state law expanding access to early childhood education
"High-quality preschool is incredibly important to giving kids a strong start in school and in life. I want to congratulate Gov. Jay Inslee, educators and other leaders in Washington state on the Early Start Act, which will improve early learning opportunities for over 48,000 children, building on the successes the state's Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge grant.
July 7, 2015
Continuing its work to make student loan debt more manageable, the U.S. Department of Education today announced its plans to provide an additional six million federal loan borrowers access to student loan payments capped at 10 percent of income.
July 1, 2015Fact Sheet: Obama Administration Increases Accountability for Low-Performing For-Profit Institutions
Over the past six years, the Obama Administration has taken comprehensive action to tackle one of the biggest problems in higher education: abusive practices in the career college industry.
June 26, 2015U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan Announces a Set of Rights to Help Parents Seek High-Quality Education for Their Children
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today released a set of rights that outlines what families should be able to expect for their children's education.
June 25, 2015
As a next step to provide students who attended Corinthian Colleges the debt relief they are entitled to, Under Secretary Ted Mitchell announced today that he has appointed Joseph A. Smith, a distinguished advocate for consumers and taxpayers, as a Special Master to guide a fair, efficient process.
June 23, 2015Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Federal Court Upholding Gainful Employment Regulation
"Today's decision is a win for America's students and taxpayers. Far too often, so-called career colleges leave students burdened with debt they'll never be able to repay and stick taxpayers with the bill.